It seems the Rolling Stones have chased The Beatles recording legacy forever. The Fab Four started writing songs; Mick and Keith took a shot at it too. The Beatles put out a double album in 1968; the Stones followed with “Exile on Main Street”. So how do the Rolling Stones compete with September’s fanfare over the remastered Beatles catalog since they’ve allowed their albums to be remastered 4-5 times already? They release an “expanded edition” of their live album, “Get Yer Ya-Yas Out!” By expanded, this means a fancy box with 5 Stones songs not on the original release plus an additional disc of music by opening acts from their November 1969 Madison Square Garden concerts. Bear in mind Keith Richards and Mick Jagger picked decent opening acts: Ike & Tina Turner and B. B. King, both in good form here. Recognized as one of the great live albums in rock and roll history, the sound quality is somewhat improved thanks to modern technology but it still leaves room for wonder why this box set didn’t include more music. The Stone are preparing another re-release of “Exile on Main Street” sometime in 2010; let’s see if they can catch up with The Beatles again.
Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday to support KZSC and do some serious shopping at our annual Ultimate Music Sale. The day went quick and literally thousands of LPs and CDs now have new homes, which helped KZSC raise around a thousand bucks. We are already planning for next year so be ready!
The “OhMyGod” in this title translates to “OhMyGod” there is so much to do this Saturday. Like, really. If you were feeling like you might have a shortage of fun things to do this weekend, consider your life (read: weekend) changed.
Number ONE: The famoussss Annual KZSC Ultimate Music Sale is going on from 10-3pm and it is going to be nuts. There will be dozens of different vendors here to sell you wonderful musics, we will be there to sell you TWENTY FIVE CENT CDs (not to mention the bizarre LPs lurking around) and all of it’s to help benefit this wonderful little non-profit radio station. What’s not to love? Come early for all the bests, bring your car up and take advantage of the free parking, and get digging. We’ll help you to find a bargain and to help us. Yum!
The event begins at 10am and runs through to 3pm. It takes place at the Crown/Merrill Cultural Center at UCSC. For more info please email firstname.lastname@example.org
And THEN, keep your music loving pants on because Santa Cruz’s very own This Is Not a Record Label (really, it’s not) is throwing This is Not a Mikrofest II. What’s that mean? It means amazing show after amazing show after amazing show. The fun begins immediately after the music sale and continues until the wee hours of the night. The full line-up is listed after the jump. While normally I’d point you in the direction of all my faves, I think “my faves” is kind of useless in this situation. Really, all these shows will be worth it. However, I will say that I have a huge personal crush on the anti-folk sweetness of Polka Dot Dot Dot (the beloved Jordan O’ Jordan is a member). And that Matador will never cease to be a KZSC favorite.
That’s right sisters, and they’re here to knock the monochromes offa your outfit and offa your face. Harlequin Baby is the name of the fantastico: 2 girls, 1 guy, no baby, and notso gruesome. They make an edible brand of electronic music that is all crystals all candy all icecream all sexycute. ANDDD big news: they’re returning from their no-show vacation this Thursday. It’s a house show, boos, you know how we do, and it’s going to make you dance dance sweat sweat super happy happy meal. Got it?
1. Head to their hosted colorful land
2. Listen to their jamz, get jamming.
3. Come to the show: This THURSDAY 11/19 … 6:35pm sharp … 215 Storey St.
Hailing from Lisbon, Portugal, Buraka Som Sistema are an electronic dance group that specialize in the popular Kuduro genre, a dance genre that is very popular in African countries such as Angola. Their unique blend of dance and world music combines in very danceable and club-worth tracks that are simply not to be missed.
Tune into Recycled Air, Tonight at 7pm (88.1FM // kzsc.org)) for an exclusive interview hosted by our very own DJ/Hero Adam (Techno-Logic, Mondays at 12pm), and to hear some new tracks from the band.
Inspired? You can check them out tomorrow (11/14) in San Francisco at the Mezzanine, 9pm sharp, tickets will be about $16.
UPDATE: Due to technical difficulties, I won’t be able to run with the interview. But do tune in for a special Buraka-flavored episode tonight!
Picture bodies packed into a cozy garage, possibly not fully sound-proofed walls, narrow, people hanging from the rafters like the apes we are, moshing into the band, and oh so much beautiful noise. Church last night.
Third St in Santa Cruz near the Boardwalk was crammed with bodies Saturday night, wall to wall, two-stages; one garage reserved for the loud. Enter Vault Dweller hailing from Salem, Oregon trying to find their box of beer before they sound check. Then, after a lengthy tune up, they start to jam. Then there’s me, completely floored by the soul of the music. It was a groovy, doom, crust, heavy metal treat. Delicious. The bass (Big Derrick) was phenomenal, Nate hit the guitar with feeling and Brandon, the drummer on vocals was tearing through the night with piercing cries of fury. Seriously, it was great. And such an amazing turn out with all of us completely prepared to rock. The set was painfully brief so all the bands playing could fit in before the “wee hour” in Santa Cruz of 10pm when people would most assuredly complain. Still, it was enough time for Vault Dweller to conquer.